The intrigue of quarantine life has officially worn off, and while we’re doing our part to social distance, we’re also starting to realize just how essential our beloved beauty professionals really are to us. The memes about coming out of quarantine looking like a caveman were only so funny until they became real. The struggle to adjust to this “new temporary normal” has caused us to get creative and figure out how to perform these beauty services on ourselves at home. We have received a ton of inquiries of our favorite at-home products and rituals to get us all through this time, so that is what we are bringing to you today.
Let’s start with the first thing that comes to mind, the first thing we purchased in quarantine, a Gel/Dip Remover Kit. Surprisingly enough, the entire process of removing our gel manicure was a lot easier than we thought it would be. This kit comes with the essentials: Nail Clips, Nail Remover Pads, a Cuticle Pusher, Nail Brushes, Nail Files, and Buffer Block Grits. Not only does it come with everything you need, but it’s also only $13.99 on Amazon.
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Give Yourself an At-Home Gel Manicure + Pedicure
Now that your overgrown nails have been removed, what are you going to do now? Since we’re all beginners at this at-home self-care stuff, we highly recommend Sally Hansen’s Salon Pro Gel Starter Kit, Shell We Dance? We are in no way professionals when it comes to nail care, so finding a Gel Kit that was easy to use was a priority. After reading a million reviews, we knew this was the Gel Kit for us and we’re happy to report that we weren’t disappointed. Who knew you could give yourself a “professional-looking gel manicure” at home? However, this doesn’t mean we aren’t counting down the days until we can meet with our nail technicians face to face again.
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Dare We Wax?
It’s a scary thought to think about waxing yourself, but it’s an essential beauty service we’re missing. Luckily, the retail waxing industry has been ready for this long before we have. We recently FaceTimed with our waxer and she recommended the ‘Parissa Wax Strips for Legs & Body’ or any branded wax stripes. Moral of the story, if you don’t want to have a “waxing accident” you’ll want to stick with waxing stripes. Here are the waxing stripes that worked for us.
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Be Your Own Hairstylist
By now you probably know if your hairstylist is putting together at-home hair-dye kits and if you don’t it certainly doesn’t hurt to ask. We’re entirely grateful for all of the hairstylists going out of their way to mix product for us, provide supplies, gloves and offer curbside pickups so we don’t totally lose ourselves in this quarantine. Not only that, but they will also FaceTime with you when you get home and apply the products so you know exactly what you’re doing as you’re doing it. They know their South Florida clients all too well and we love that. Shoutout to Lindsey and #InternAng’s hairstylist, Makayla (Hair by Makayla) for providing a color kit we picked up curbside and applied to Angela’s hair last weekend. She is truly a lifesaver and an amazing hairstylist. Once we’re out of quarantine you will want to call her immediately. Check out her Instagram, https://rstyle.me/+AUXmlxcF38fCZM2LnRDUFQ to see her amazing work. It will make you even more excited to get out of quarantine and right into Makayla’s chair.
Also, if you're looking for a game-changer when it comes to hair masks or deep treatments, we highly recommend the Wella Fusionplex Mask.
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You know what they say...if you can’t tone it, tan it! Well, that sentiment is all so true in quarantine. We miss the beach and getting spray tans, but more importantly miss the way we feel when we’re tan! Leave it to the world to shut us down in the midst of Spring Break feels and as we prepare for summer. If you’re looking for our favorite at-home take tanning lotion, look no further than Norvell. This name might sound familiar because chances are, your trusted airbrush specialists probably use Norvell’s solutions in your spray tans. In the meantime, buy the lotion! It’s been giving us life!
Click here to purchase: https://rstyle.me/+AUXmlxcF38fCZM2LnRDUFQ
Love the Skin you Quarantine In
How’s your skin holding up? Being in quarantine can either make or break your skin right now and we’re here to make sure you’re glowing during your first post-quarantine outing. As you know we will only use XO8 Skin products, but when you pair their 24K Gold Placenta Stem Cell Mask with MYSKINBUDDY’s LED Light Therapy Device. XO8’s 24K Gold Placenta Stem Cell Mask has been a game-changer for our skin throughout the years with ingredients made to smooth the skin, even out skin tone and skin discoloration along with all of the anti-aging qualities you need to prevent aging during this trying time. Pair that mask with a MYSKINBUDDY device and you are pretty much set for life. MYSKINBUDDY is a revolutionary facial device that utilizes four proven technologies to help you achieve a clearer complexion, brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance.
We’re obsessed with these two products and know that you will be too.
Purchase XO8 Skin’s 24K Gold Placenta Stem Cell Mask: http://bit.ly/36gnLtF
Purchase MYSKINBUDDY: https://bit.ly/2KldRyI
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Haven’t you heard? Lindsey is presenting her weekly #TrendingTuesday segments LIVE from home every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM with none other than, #InternAng. Apricot Lane Delray Beach has been nice enough to send us new inventory every week to showcase and you can literally shop right off their live video by commenting on what you want to buy in the comment section of the live video on Facebook and it’s yours! Click here for an example of last week’s video so you can get a better idea of how it all works, https://www.facebook.com/76825651051/videos/571395076814960. If you miss the live video you can always shop at your convenience by clicking here: https://apricotlanesouthflorida.commentsold.com/. Make sure to follow the steps below to register to become a customer so you can start shopping online and don’t forget to tune in every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM to the Shop Apricot Lane South Florida Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShopApricotLaneSouthFlorida.
Here is how you register!
1. Head over to their comment sold site:
2. Login with Facebook
3. *IMPORTANT STEP* Confirm your account by clicking the blue button "Get Started" under "My Account"
4. Connect with FB Messenger to get automatic messages when you successfully cart an item!
All of that being said, it’s so important to do your part to support small and local businesses during this time as well. No one understands this more than we do as a fellow small business that is truly struggling right now. We want to give back and bring awareness to what local businesses are offering and doing for their clients while we’re in quarantine. If you’re a local business here in South Florida and would like us to bring awareness to you and your brand, we would be happy to use our blogging platform and social media accounts to help as much as we can. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.